There always comes a moment when the sonics from a track makes you pause. Some listeners will experience a thrill, while others will feel a warm sense of connection when they hear a voice that resonates with something unique and joyous. We experienced both with ZENsations, the debut single from Oslo-based artist and songwriter RÜ.
Using a lyrical hook that never lets go, ZENsations instantly caught our attention with its throwback production and RÜ’s vocals.
RÜ, aka Ruth Victoria Rømyhr, is an alternative, queer artist whose natural, edgy raspy voice immediately characterises her music. It would be impossible not to turn your chair around if this were The Voice. It’s a tone that commands attention, emitting a passionate, soulful storyteller. Available on all music streaming services, RÜ has also released unplugged studio versions on youtube, reiterating the sense of her compelling artistry.
Taking inspiration from jazz, hip-hop, and modern R&B, she is close to completing her debut album with producer Kim Ofstad from the legendary band D’Sound.
Make a large note of the name RÜ.
We expect and hope this artist reaches into the home and radios worldwide. Norwegian soul & R&B scene has once again uncovered a compelling new artist, and ZENsations is a sensation.
Don’t laugh! You knew we had to end with that!